Here the Prodigal Son is so intent on finding superficial pleasures he starves literally and metaphysically and becomes ugly and deformed. In the background we see the things he has prostituted himself for while the women mourn for the loss of the boy they loved. The flowers represent the hope there is in him as love never goes to waste and gradually he will be drawn back to the Father as he turns away from himself to others.
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Artist, writer, assistant chief to the assistant chief, awarded only one prize at school; religion in Grade 8, I won an umbrella which broke immediately. I was also the doubling champion of Grade 2 which proved I was a shoo-in for the Abel Prize in Mathematics. My career has been careening towards oblivion ever since. View all posts by Cat